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Garmin265WT, upon turning on, displays "Cannot unlock maps". The only addresses left in favorites are 3 Garmin locations. Hos can I get it back to normal operation?

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Details on how to unlock maps are to be found at http://www.fixya.com/support/r6197735-no_detailed_maps_found_support_routing
There's more information there than you need so you can skip to paragraph 2 and follow the instructions from there.

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